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AZURE September 2019

Lively, fresh, forward-looking, but also socially relevant — this defines Azure, the leading design publication covering the expanding world of international contemporary architecture and design. Each issue delivers readers inspiring ideas and cutting-edge innovations, from state-of-the-art green building to the latest in furniture and home accessories from around the globe.

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Editor Danny Sinopoli Executive Editor Elizabeth Pagliacolo Managing Editor Kendra Jackson Senior Associate Editor Erin Donnelly Designer Kari Silver Copy Editor David Dick-Agnew Contributor Veronika Aquila, Iwan Baan, Alex Bozikovic, Mauricio Calero, Raymond Chow, Luis Díaz Díaz, Terence Dick, Ana Domínguez Siemens, Rory Gardiner, Carolyn Horwitz, Michael Kai, Simon Lewsen, Lelania Little, Guido Mencari, Arash Moallemi, Eric Mutrie, NAARO, Amrit Phull, Carolyn Pioro, Corinna Reeves, Carola Ripamonti, Catherine Sweeney, Dan Wilson, Elena Zaralieva Creative Direction and Design Frontier Paddy Harrington, Founder Jessica Leong, Senior Designer Nicholas Hanlon, Designer Samantha Tomlinson, Designer Senior Account Managers Jeffrey Bakazias (416) 203-9674 x238 jeffrey@azureonline.com Neil Young (416) 203-9674 x230 neil@azureonline.com Director Integrated Production Alessandro Cancian Digital Development Manager Francesco Sgaramella Web Editor Stefan Novakovic Web Interns Kaitlyn-Lee Mun, Daniella Viggiani Director Marketing & Partnerships Mahasti Eslahjou Audience Marketing Manager Amanda Beattie AZ Awards Development Manager Stephanie Galt Administration Olga Chernyak, Elena Zaralieva Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer Nelda Rodger Publisher/Chief Executive Officer Sergio Sgaramella…

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hula stool

Spanish contract furniture brand Andreu World has launched its first collaboration with Benjamin Hubert and his London design studio, Layer. Evoking the swirling motion of the toy hoop after which it was named, Hula features an asymmetrical footrest that lends a playful touch to a minimal and otherwise very symmetrical piece. The perfectly round seat seamlessly joins a base that is its mirror image, with the height-adjustable stool’s swivelling functionality hidden within the stem. Intended for hospitality settings, Hula was created with sustainability in mind: The durable, die-cast aluminum stool is built to stand up to a decade or more of commercial use. And it is made to easily disassemble at the end of its life so the aluminum can be recycled. Currently available in 10 neutral and pastel shades, Hula…

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expansion project

At NeoCon 2019, the contract world continued to show its softer side. Responding to the ever-increasing call for spaces that foster health and wellness, palettes were awash in calming, nature-inspired hues such as sky blue, moss green and rose-petal pink, while acoustic solutions were rendered in materials, shapes and patterns as soothing to the eye and touch as to the ear. Comfort was also abundantly on offer in the form of expansive seating systems. One standout was Vitra’s new – and aptly named – Soft Work by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, which effortlessly incorporated all of these trends. The British designers, who are known for straightforward designs that manage to feel fresh, precise and elegant, first devised the seating system for the Ace Hotel in their home base of London.…

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made from memory

Veer by Wolf-Gordon Aliki van der Kruijs’s collection of contract textiles began with an antique kimono fabric she found while living in Arita, Japan. Drawn to the garment’s grid pattern, the Dutch artist first transferred it onto a porcelain vase, which distorted and stretched the lines. This led to more explorations in dimensionality when she applied the results to polyester blends to wrap around voluminous furniture. The collection’s three patterns – from top, Turn, Slide and Float – shift and realign the linear design to varying degrees. Van der Kruijs developed the 24 available colourways through photographs she took of weather-beaten architectural materials such as corrugated roofs and peeling painted concrete in and around Arita. wolfgordon.com Lost & Found by HBF Textiles Dutch designer Christiane Müller based her series of fabrics around time-honoured…

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wood stock

BENE BOX BY TEKNION A simple box becomes desk, table, stool, shelf and storage in this ingenious system. Made from pine plywood in one size (38 by 36 by 36 centimetres), the lightweight crate can be stacked or aligned in endless arrangements. Seating pads and wheel trays add to the versatility. teknion.com AXYL BENCH BY ALLERMUIR A literal expansion of Layer’s award-winning Axyl chair, the bench version opens up the inverted cast-aluminum Y-frame base and tops it with an oak veneer plywood shell. Multiple hues are offered for the frame and seat; an upholstered option is also available. allermuir.com GEIGER ONE BY GEIGER Taking casegoods to a new level, this customizable kit of parts can be wall-mounted or freestanding. The various elements are offered in an array of materials, colours and finishes, including the natural…

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we the north

JEFF MARTIN JOINERY, VANCOUVER At ICFF, where established Canadian brands Bensen, Molo and ANDlight dominated, Jeff Martin Joinery brought the quirk. His Cymatic Lenses series includes the chandelier above, composed of blown glass and mandrel-bent steel, and a sconce with a textural hand-carved and -painted base. His unique aesthetic met with a positive response. “Hopefully, we’ll be seeing some of the pieces in New York restaurants and hospitality projects next year,” he says. jeffmartinjoinery.ca LALAYA DESIGN, TORONTO Returning to WantedDesign, where she won the Launch Pad competition for lighting last year, Hanae Baruchel showed a number of recent works from her Lalaya label, including the modular Bim Bom bookshelf. Made with hand-cast concrete pillars and wooden shelves, the ingenious, brutalism-influenced system can grow or shrink to meet the user’s needs. The win last…